Schaulager is a museum in Newmünchenstein, a sub-district of
Münchenstein in the canton of Basel-Country, Switzerland.
Built in 2002/2003 under commission of the Laurenz Foundation, it was
designed by the renowned architectural office of Herzog & de
Schaulager opened in 2003. The
Schaulager was conceived as
an open warehouse that provides the optimal spatial and climatic
conditions for the preservation of works of art.
The institution functions as a mix between public museum, art storage
facility and art research institute. It is primarily directed at a
specialist audience but is also open to the general public for special
events and the annual exhibitions.
The special annual exhibitions to date are:
2003: Roth-Zeit. A retrospective on Dieter Roth
2004: Herzog & de Meuron. Number 250. An exposition
2005: Jeff Wall. Photographs from 1978–2004
2006: Tacita Dean. Analogue: Films, Photographs, Drawings 1991–2006
and Francis Alÿs. "The Sign Painting Project (1993–97)": A
2007: Robert Gober. Work 1976–2007
2008: Andrea Zittel, Monika Sosnowska. 1:1
2009: Holbein to Tillmans. Prominent guests from the Kunstmuseum Basel
2010: Matthew Barney. Prayer Sheet with the Wound and the Nail
2011: Francis Alÿs. Fabiol
2013: Steve McQueen.
2014: Paul Chan. Selected Works
The collection from the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation forms the main
core of the
Schaulager exhibits. This collection was founded in 1933
by Maja Hoffmann-Stehlin (* 7. August 1896; † 8. August 1989), later
known as Maja Sacher, wife of
Paul Sacher (* 28 April 1906 – † 26
Museums in Basel
Interviews Theodora Vischer, director of the Schaulager
^ Laurenz-Stiftung (2011). "Francis Alÿs: Fabiola". Laurenz-Stiftung;
die Trägerstiftung des Schaulagers. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
Coordinates: 47°31′42″N 7°36′37″E / 47.52833°N
7.61028°E / 47.52